- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (26. September 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0743285018
- ISBN-13: 978-0743285018
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,5 x 1,5 x 23,5 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 901.602 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 26. September 2006
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"Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power....By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching...he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings."
-- Alan Wolfe, The Washington Post Book World
"The prolific former president writes eloquently about how his faith has shaped his moral vision."
-- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Carter has come to the defense of our national values. We need a voice from the not-so-distant past, and this quiet voice strikes just the right notes."
-- Garry Wills, The New York Review of Books
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of thirty books, including A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.
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He lives and breathes his faith and patriotism.
The man is past 90 and the only thing that has kept him from doing good works is the fact that he recently had a cancer diagnosis.
And he's not afraid of dying!
I've purchased about a dozen copies of this book over the years as gifts for friends.
Some of them are scornful because he's a Democrat. I tell them to forgive him the 4 years he was in office and concentrate on the other 80+ years of his life. There's nothing to forgive, but if it gets them to read the book I don't care.
The chapter on separation of church and state is the best explanation I've ever read.
This book is about 10 years old but the state of our values has never been more in danger of vanishing into the narrow-mindedness so prevalent today.
I happen to be a Catholic, not an Evangelical, but Jimmy Carter really touches me in ways that encourage me to live my faith.
The positive aspect of this book is that it points out quite a few problems in the moral fabric of the today’s society and how that has deteriorated over since the 1970s. These include rising religious intolerance among the strongly religious (unfortunately little is said about the rising intolerance of so many of the secularly minded), growing conflict among religious groups (unfortunately little is said of the increasingly poor relations between the religious and non-religious), the decreasing separation of church and state, the decline in rationality, increased divorce rates and a plaethora of other problems (ie, increasing differences between the classes and increasing levels of poverty). Unfortunately, the book offers little beyond the obvious to alleviate these problems (i.e., middle and upper classes doing more through charity and actually meeting with the downtrodden). It should be added that the audiobook version of this work is relatively well read by the author himself.
I was stunned at how it seemed I was reading a book that in large I could have written myself... Not from the life experiences of course, but President Carter reflects almost identically my own feelings and observations. Perhaps not that remarkable since we have very similar demographic backgrounds. Both of us clearly in the minority however when you look at recent polls of older Caucasian U.S. citizens, especially those of us who grew up in the South.
I'm a few years younger than the former President, but grew up in a Baptist family in the South during the same basic time period. I was profoundly disappointed with his Presidency, but there is absolutely no question of the man's character and his immeasurable value to this Nation post-Presidency. He serves as an inspirational personification of all we should aspire to be. This book clearly Illustrates much of what is holding us back today with gridlock and partisan bickering. He reaffirms the true values that I recall being "American" values growing up. So much of this has become distorted in today's "conservative" hysteria that threatens to undo decades, if not centuries of progress in achieving equality in this "land of the free"...
It is time true Americans take a hard look in the mirror and decide if freedom really means freedom, and if we will turn away from the increasingly fundamentalist politics espoused by an increasing number of political figures in today's landscape.
Near the end of the book, he mentioned that he does not visit in the homes of the poor nor do they visit in his house. That offended me since I am poor. Being poor doesn't make one stupid. As Erasmus said, when I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.